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Investigation of Natural Fibers as Ceiling Material

  • Salmia BedduEmail author
  • Mahyun Mohd Zainoodin
  • Zakaria Che Muda
  • Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal
  • Daud Mohamad
  • Fadzli Mohamed Nazri
  • Sivakumar Naganathan
  • Nadiah Md Husain
  • Siti Nabihah Sadon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 53)

Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of scirpus grossus (SG) fiber and fiberglass (FG) as ceiling material. Scirpus grossus was extracted by peel method. Mixture containing scripus grossus, fiberglass and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) was cast with thickness of 7.5 and 15 mm of both fibers namely as 7.5SG, 15SG, 7.5FG and 15FG and undergo tensile strength test, flexural strength test and water absorption test. The result show, 7.5FG has the highest water absorption compared to SG7.5 with difference of 21% whilst for ceiling with thickness of 15 mm, 15SG show the lowest value of water absorption compared to 15FG with 17% of difference. Meanwhile, flexural strength of both thicknesses was comparable for both fibers. It is concluded that, natural fiber shows a good potential to be explore as ceiling material for energy efficiency building application in future for tropical climates zones area.

Keywords

Fiber Ceiling Flexural Thickness Water absorption 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The activity presented in the paper is part of the research grant (UNIIG: J510050848).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salmia Beddu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mahyun Mohd Zainoodin
    • 1
  • Zakaria Che Muda
    • 1
  • Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal
    • 1
  • Daud Mohamad
    • 1
  • Fadzli Mohamed Nazri
    • 2
  • Sivakumar Naganathan
    • 3
  • Nadiah Md Husain
    • 4
  • Siti Nabihah Sadon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Tenaga NasionalKajangMalaysia
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaNibong TebalMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringS.S.N College of EngineeringChennaiIndia
  4. 4.Kuliyyah of EngineeringKuala LumpurMalaysia

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